National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Cross-Disciplinary Program Implementation Regulations
Passed at the 2nd Academic Affairs Meeting in Academic Year 2021(26th May 2021)
Article 1 These regulations are prescribed by National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (hereinafter refer to as Our University) to provide the opportunity for students to proceed cross-disciplinary learning without increasing graduate credits (or only a few extra credits) in order to encourage students to conduct cross-disciplinary study, build the depth of cross-disciplinary study, and assist students to expand second specialty.
Article 2 The cross-disciplinary program here means the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum
proposed by the departments, institutes or colleges. Module curriculum should include the core knowledge curriculum of the field and the total credits will be at the base of 30 credits (minimum 28 credits and no more than 32 credits).
第三條 學生修習跨域學程須向所屬學系以及第二專長的系所或學院申請通過，修習跨域學程的畢業學分數以128學分或所屬學系為原則，課程包含:校共同必修、所屬學系必修/選修課程(含所屬學系的跨域學程模組課程)以及第二專長模組課程(認定為跨域專長) ，並可於畢業證書上加註第二專長模組課程為「跨域專長」。
Article 3 Students who would like to take cross-disciplinary program must apply and be admitted by the major department and the department or college of the second specialty. The graduate credit needed for this cross-disciplinary program is at the basis of 128 credits or regulations and requirements of major department. The curriculum of the cross-disciplinary program must include required general education courses of the university, core and elective curriculum of major department (include the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum of the major department), and the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum from the second specialty department or college (recognized as cross-disciplinary specialty). The module curriculum of the second specialty could be remarked as “Cross-Disciplinary Specialty” on the diploma.
For students in the department that does not offer any cross-disciplinary program should file in the application form to the major department and get approvals by both departments. The credits of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum can be counted into the elective credits required by the major department only if the curriculums are recognized by the major department. When students aforementioned complete the required curriculums and credits of their major department and fulfill the required curriculums of the cross-disciplinary program, they can have the second specialty module curriculum as “cross-disciplinary specialty” on their diploma.
Article 4 There are two approaches to realizing a cross-disciplinary program. One is to offer a cross-disciplinary program for students from other departments and colleges in our university, and the other is to set up relevant regulations and allow students at the major department to take the cross-disciplinary program offered by other departments. The departments or colleges could either implement both approaches or implement one of them based on their demand.
Article 5 A department or college participating in the program could offer a cross-disciplinary program to students from all other departments or colleges, or to students from a specific department or college.
Article 6 If the credits of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculum are the same with those of the required courses at the Major department, the duplication must be made up with the elective courses related to the specialty appointed by the department or college of the second specialty.
Article 7 For the cross-disciplinary program established by any department or college, the Unit Chief that established the course or a full-time teacher designated by the Unit Chief shall act as the convener of the cross-disciplinary program to coordinate the implementation of various matters of the program. The convener of the program must appoint at least one full-time teacher to serve as a cross-disciplinary program tutor, who is responsible for tutoring cross-disciplinary program students.
Article 8 In order to encourage different departments or colleges working together for designing cross-disciplinary curriculum, teaching hours for the innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum offered by more than two teachers could be calculated based on the actual teaching hours. However, the calculation will only be eligible with the official approval obtained before the curriculum starts.
Article 9 The credits of cross-disciplinary program module curriculums obtained before the student has been admitted to take the cross-disciplinary program can only be counted if the credits are recognized by the department or college of the second specialty.
Article 10 Students taking a cross-disciplinary program shall enroll courses of the program by the deadlines of course registration. The courses, credits, and grades of the cross-disciplinary program module curriculums should be listed in the annual transcripts in each semester.
Article 12 The courses, credits, and grades of cross-disciplinary program are incorporated into the student’s semester credits and average grade.
Article 12 Students taking a cross-disciplinary program and intending to terminate the study in the cross-disciplinary program shall register with the Office of Academic Affairs for withdrawal from the program and follow the regulations and requirements of major department. The passed courses of the cross-disciplinary program can be used as credit waiver against the core courses of the major with the approval of the Major department. The approval should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for archiving purposes.
Article 13 For students who earn sufficient credits and meet the requirements of the cross-disciplinary program, the department of the cross-disciplinary program will be noted in the graduates roster, transcripts, and diplomas, otherwise, no certificate of the cross-disciplinary program will be issued.
Article 14 If there is any unaccomplished matter of these regulations, it shall be handled in accordance with the school constitution of our university as well as other relevant regulations.
Article 15 The regulations are approved by the Council of Academic Affairs before putting it into practice, and shall do the same upon any amendment thereto.